Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/7/16
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BS
12:38
Will Delmon Young get a MLB job this season
Dan Szymborski
12:38
No
Matt
12:38
What are your expectations of JT Realmuto this year? Will he be a top 5 catcher?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
I think he'll be OK, but top 5 is just crazy talk.
12:40
To be Top 5, he has to, at a minimum be better than 6 of Posey, Lucroy, Martin, McCann, Perez, Molina, Norris, d'Arnaud, Grandal, and Cervelli.
Rob
12:40
Tim Anderson for Profar. Rangers get a future SS or CF (probably in '17) and White Sox get a SS that is ready now or by June probably. Profar gets a fresh start. Terrible idea??
Dan Szymborski
12:40
I think that's a bit risky for the White Sox given the realistic uncertainty of Profar being help right now.
Paul D
12:41
Thoughts on Verlander this year given his injury-riddled but heavy innings performance last year?
Dan Szymborski
12:41
I think he'll be a decent inning-eater and everything else is gravy. Or cherry? Or both? Gross
Dan
12:41
Are MLB teams required to spend a % of how much they make? Seems unfair that teams like A's and Rays do not spend any $!
Dan Szymborski
12:41
Not technically, but there are pressures.
pirates hurdles
12:41
I'd think Nola would go before Newcomb and the back end of round 1 is pretty full of good prospects.
Dan Szymborski
12:42
Looking at it, there are a ton of meh guys there.
12:45
Yeah, after Finnegan, how many realistic top 100s are there? 3?
Josh
12:45
How concerned should the Cards be with Carlos Martinez's shoulder recovery? Is another 180 innings expecting too much?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
You whould be concerned about all pitchers all the time
Bron
12:46
Could you see a Guyer/Jennings trade to the Indians. What would the Rays get back?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
I don't think the Rays are desperate to trade those guys
12:47
They're making next to nothing still.
Dr. Met
12:47
Jhonny Peralta may be seriously injured, who do the Cards have to replace him? Not Gyorko?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Gyorko probably gets the benefit
The Dude of NY
12:47
Do you think Correa can be near the Trout/Harper level of best player in MLB?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
Harper yes, Trout's a stretch for any projection.
Alex
12:48
Do you think Matz will throw 180+ IP? I have the second pick in my draft, and assuming Stroman is gone, I'm left with Matz, Severino, and Iglesias. I have good pitching but Matz needs the IP to crack it for me. Or should I just take Anderson Espinoza and be happy I got the guy I reeeeeeaaallly wanted in dynasty?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
I think the Mets will go light on him.
Josh
12:48
How far away do you think Statcast is from being usable for modeling like ZiPS?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
A ways
Matt
12:48
Will Yordano Ventura ever become a legit #2, or is he going to sit as a solid #3/4 forever? (Regarding fantasy)
Dan Szymborski
12:48
I'm optimistic.
Guest
12:48
More likely outcome 2 years from now: Sandoval has shut down all the fat guy comments OR he's no longer a starting 3b?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
Latter I think. Last year wasn't an off year, it was an off, rip out the circuitry, and pour hydrochloric acid over the circuit board year.
Teddy Broosevelt
12:49
Speculation on where you think Strasburg is in 2017?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
The United States.
klenphak
12:50
is tommy murphy the rockies back up catcher this year?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
No, it's the generic version of Justin Morneau, Dustin Garneau.
Let him mash at AAA.
12:51
But who knows, it's the Rockies, who are essentially run like a hyperactive 5-year-old makes the decisions.
klenphak
12:51
Who is better CF prospect Brett Phillips or Margot?
Dan Szymborski
12:51
They're both excellent, but I love Margot.
The Dude of NY
12:52
Can you explain the appeal of the Philadelphia Phanatic? It looks like a horribly diseased muppet.
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